Greater Washington DC Area
Manx Society

Failt erriu! Welcome!

Live in the mid-Atlantic region? Manx by birth or heritage? Just curious or want to learn about the Isle of Man’s rich Celtic and Viking history; traditions and culture; or language, art and music? You’ve come to the right place!

We hold regular events such as our ‘Manxgiving‘ in November, our 12th Night celebration in January and host a booth at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival. We also have ‘pop-up’ events when something catches our eye. 

We recently voted to discontinue charging dues and a formal organizational structure and just focus on our common heritage and making new friends.

What’s new for GWAMS?

Stay tuned and follow our Facebook page for details of upcoming events. Many of them now occur on Zoom and we are having fun bringing people on the Island together with not just our DC members but Manxies across the world!


If you are organizing a Celtic event, or better still, a Manx one, please contact us.

Our next GWAMS event will be January 13th 2024 – email for details


Contact the Greater Washington D.C. Area Manx Society’s:
President Bill Cassidy at 

Social Secretary Kearsley Rand at for more information on our activities.

All other enquiries to Kelly McCarthy at